For many of us, Memorial Day is a 3 day weekend. We get days off from work, go camping, go to concert festivals and/or travel to towns we can’t just do in a weekend.
Memorial Day came about after the civil war to recognize and honor those who fought and lost their lives. It was a time to put flowers on graves and pause in solemn thought. It wasn’t even a national holiday until 1971.
I think about my grandfather who was mustard gassed in Workd War I…….he came back altered forever. I think about all my uncles…most who served then discharged to move on with their lives and raise families. I think about all the soldiers that suffer while we argue which wars we should support or not. I think about those who return to have no one understand their experience.
I think about all the boxers I know who have served and who are serving.
It’s true, I’ll be enjoying a 3 day break from my routine- I’ll also be pausing for multiple 10 counts as I think about the people who serve and give up their lives so I can be an entrepreneur and follow my dreams.